Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Pearson Brown English Lesson -Phrasel Verb "Go"

If food is stored in a hot place for too long, it will ‘go off’.

* I think this fish has gone off. It smells terrible.
* If you don’t keep it in the fridge, it will soon go off.

As time continues, we say that time ‘goes by’.

* One year went by without any news from him.
* Time goes by so slowly.

If you have an experience, you ‘go through’ the experience.

* I went through a lot of problems with my teenage daughter.
* The hurricane was an awful experience to go through.

If you are allowed to start something you can ‘go ahead’.

* The boss said we can go ahead and make the necessary changes.
* We can’t go ahead without approval from Head Office.

If you are ill, you may have ‘gone down with’ a virus.

* I went down with flu and had to take a week off work.
* My son has gone down with mumps.

If people receive news badly, it didn’t ‘go down’ very well.

* The news of the redundancies went down very badly.
* The increase in price has gone down surprisingly well with our customers.

The way you ‘go about’ a job is the way that you handle it.

* You’re not going about this very well.
* He’s not going about the job in the right way and is having a lot of problems.

Every morning, my alarm clock ‘goes off’ too early!

* The burglar alarm went off and scared them away.
* I slept in because my alarm didn’t go off.

If I want you to continue a story, I will say ‘go on’.

* Go on. Tell me more details.
* Please go on. This is very interesting.

If you choose an option, you ‘go for’ that option.

* I’ll go for the larger model.
* Which option will they go for?


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Pearson Brown English Lesson -Phrasel Verb "Into" part 3

English Phrasal Verbs – into part 3

If somebody ‘flies into’ an emotional state, they do it very suddenly and without warning.

* He flew into a panic when he heard that the big boss was coming.
* She flew into a rage when she heard that her project had been cancelled.

If you ‘fool someone into’ doing something, you trick them into doing it.

* I fooled him into believing that next Monday was a public holiday.
* She fooled me into thinking that John was Italian.

If you ‘slip into’ a bad state or condition, you gradually start to be that way.

* The economy is slipping into recession.
* He improved for a while but now he’s slipping back into his old habits.

If you ‘run into’ somebody, you meet them by chance.

* I ran into Martin when I was doing some shopping.
* I hope to run into you again one of these days.

If a quantity ‘runs into’ the thousands, it is more than one thousand.

* The money spent on the project must run into the millions.
* The death toll runs into the hundreds.

If you ‘run into difficulties’, you begin to experience them.

* The company ran into difficulties in the 90s when consumer tastes changed.
* We’ll run into problems if we don’t act now.

If you ‘settle into’ a new job, you begin to feel relaxed and at ease.

* How are you settling into your new job?
* I’ve had problems settling into my new company.

If you ‘fling yourself into’ a task, you do it with a lot of energy.

* He’s flung himself into his new job. He’s already made a lot of changes.
* She flings herself into everything she does. She has an amazing amount of energy.

If you ‘sink money into’ a project, you invest it.

* Microsoft have sunk millions into developing their range of products.
* We’d need to sink a lot of money into the factory to turn it around.

If you ‘sink into’ a state, you gradually get worse.

* He’s sunk into a depression over the last few months.
* The company has sunk deeper and deeper into debt.


Pearson Brown English Lesson -Phrasel Verb "Into" part 1

English Phrasal Verbs – into part 1

If you ‘bump into’ someone, you meet them by chance.

* I bumped into Martin in the mall.
* You’ll never guess who I bumped into today.

If you ‘burst into a room’ or ‘burst into tears’, you do it suddenly and without warning.

* Don’t burst into my room like that. Please knock first.
* When I told him the bad news, he burst into tears.

If something ‘comes into’ force, it begins to happen.

* The new tax rules come into effect from next Monday.
* When the changes come into effect, productivity is certain to rise.

If you say that a particular emotion or quality ‘doesn’t come into it’, it means that it doesn’t influence the situation.

* I promoted Kate because she was the best person for the job and the fact that she is my daughter didn’t come into.
* She’s rich because she’s good at what she does. Luck doesn’t come into it.

Often when we use ‘go into’ it has the idea of ‘entering’.

* I was thinking about going into politics.
* The new model has just gone into production.

Sometimes ‘go into’ can mean to do things in great detail.

* The deal sounds good but we’ll have to go into the details of the contract.
* It’s very complicated and we don’t have time to go into that now.

Time, money or energy that has ‘gone into’ a project, is what has been used or spent on the project.

* Over $100,000 has gone into the development of this new system.
* I appreciate that a lot of effort has gone into the writing of this report.

If you ‘grow into’ an activity, you become better at doing it over time.

* She was very unsure at first but has really grown into her new job.
* Give it some time and you will grow into the role.

If you ‘talk someone into’ doing something, you persuade them to do it.

* I didn’t want to come but Annie talked me into it.
* I think I can talk him into it.

If you ‘tune into’ a particular radio or television station, you select it.

* More and more people are tuning into ‘The Apprentice’.
* People listen to their Ipods and don’t tune into the radio as much as before.


Pearson Brown English Lesson -Phrasel Verb "Out" part 7

If you ‘fall out’ with somebody, you have a bad argument with them.

* They fell out over the arrangements for the meeting.
* I don’t want to fall out with you but I’m very unhappy with what you have done.

If news ‘leaks out’, people who shouldn’t know about it do.

* Details of the report leaked out over the weekend.
* If this information leaks out, we are in serious trouble.

If you ‘come out with’ something, you say something suddenly.

* She came straight out with it and said I was a liar.
* You never know what he is going to come out with next.

If you ‘come out with’ a new product , you make available something new.

* Microsoft have come out with a new version of Office.
* We haven’t come out with a new product for two years.

If you ‘give out’ information, you hand it out to people.

* I’ll give out a summary at the end so you don’t need to take notes.
* Could you give those papers out for me, please?

If something ‘gives out’, it stops working or supplies run out.

* Our stock of leather will give out in three days, if we don’t get any more.
My voice is about to give out so I’ll stop my presentation at this point.

If you are ‘let out’ of something, it can mean that you escape from doing something difficult or unpleasant or that you have agreed to do.

* They won’t let us out of our contract with them.
* He resigned this morning which lets me out from having to fire him.

If you ‘make something out’, it can mean that you are able to see or hear something with difficulty.

* I couldn’t make out what he was saying with all that background noise.
* I can’t make out who sent me this letter.

To ‘make out something’ can mean to claim falsely that something is true.

* He made out that he had a lot of experience in this area but it wasn’t true.
* He’s not as difficult a person as he is often made out to be.

If you are ‘put out’, it can mean that you are annoyed or caused extra work by something that is said or done.

* He seemed put out that we didn’t ask him to join us for lunch.
* I don’t want to put you out. Don’t do it if it is too much bother.